Clinical practice

The great unknown; medicines and the menstrual cycle

Most medicines have only been tested on men- how this situation came about, and why it continues to be a problem

Without expression; silencing the role of the menstrual cycle in ill health- Part 2.

Medical language, and ‘danger words’, help perpetuate the menstruation taboo, even within the clinical context.

Without expression; silencing the role of the menstrual cycle in ill health- Part 1.

The role of language in the perpetuation of the menstruation taboo, gender inequality, and clinical ‘silence'.

Differential diagnosis and the menstruation taboo

How the menstruation taboo, among other factors, has resulted in a diagnostic blind spot.